Great insight on what works and what doesn’t for bosses, by Marcel Schwantes, Principal and founder, of Leadership From the Core, writing here for Inc: Bosses that establish power and control over their people and processes with a carrot-and-stick approach to motivation certainly get results and have succeeded for decades. These bosses, however, are also notorious for killing intrinsic motivation and turning good, smart, and creative employees into order takers who will quickly disengage from their work.
This condition has many names: leadership blinders, delusion, and narcissism, just to name a few. Unfortunately, this can be to your detriment as people will withhold vital feedback essential to your success.
The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with Fortune’s global audience. Beth Brady, CMO of The Principal Financial Group, has answered the question: How do you make criticism constructive?